Most of the time, Ubuntu will simply detect your scanner and you should just be able to use it. To scan a document, follow these steps:
1. Place what you want to scan on the scanner.
2. Go to Applications ► Graphics ► Simple Scan.
There are quite a few applications which are useful for webcams. Cheese can capture pictures with your webcam and VLC media player can capture video streaming from your webcam. You can install these from the Ubuntu Software Center.
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